Kittson O'Neill is delighted to begin her journey with Shakespeare in Clark Park. Last summer she directed a sweeping production of The Winter’s Tale, which featured a chorus of 26 Philadelphia children. Other directing credits include: A Knee That Can Bend (World Premier)for Orbiter 3, The Three Christs of Manhattan (World Premier, co-directed with Seth Rozin) at InterAct, On The Verge at Hedgerow and We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened for A Play, A Pie and A Pint. She is currently the Artistic Associate at InterAct Theatre Company where she created the Core Writers program and runs the 20/20 Commissions and Development Awards. Prior to that she was the Literary Manager for New Jersey Repertory theater where she curated a robust reading series of over 20 plays per year and oversaw numerous world and US premiers. She went on to work as an Associate Artist for Relentless Theater Company in New York and co-created the Jigsaw Nation project, serving as chief researcher and editor for this ambitious piece of theater journalism on a four-city tour. As an actor she has worked on dozens of stages around Philadelphia and beyond including Interact, The Lantern, Gas and Electric Arts, Act II Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Public, People’s Light and Theater Company and Second Stage. Favorite recent roles include Hannah in Arcadia at The Lantern, Mr. Doctor in The Body Lautrec with Mary Tuomanen and Aaron Cromie, and Tambrey Walker in Down Past Passyunk with InterAct. She has appeared in dozens of commercials films and television shows, including Jenny Perlin’s international installation piece, Mimeograph, Those Who Kill (with Chloe Sevigny) and the upcoming 478 (with Arnold Schwarzenegger). She studied with The Shakespeare Lab at The Public, The Actors Center in New York and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. She is now a proud West Philadelphian.
Director of Community Engagement
Liz Green is an audience engagement and community performance specialist based in Philadelphia. She is the director of OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre, Audience Experience Manager for Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, and her company Arts Approach consults on audience engagement with various arts organizations (including The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Leah Stein Dance Company, FringeArts, Shakespeare in Clark Park) and community organizations embarking on creative projects (including Committee of Seventy, Temple Institute on Disabilities, Southeast by Southeast). She produced the 2011 and 2012 First Person Arts Festivals and many StorySlams in museums, community centers, theaters, and bars across Philadelphia. She is earning her Masters in Social Work at Temple University and has studied performance and civic dialogue with Michael Rohd/Sojourn Theatre and documentary theater with Ping Chong and Company.
Shamus Hunter McCarty
Artistic Associate/Casting Director
Shamus joins the Clark Park team after previous collaborations on the staff of The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and Flashpoint Theatre. Recent performance credits include the Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival, Bristol Riverside Theatre, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Commonwealth Classic Theatre Co., Pendragon Theater & The Renegade Company. He has directed for Manayunk Theatre Co. Philadelphia Young Playwrights & Quince Productions.